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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,235 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Martini Narrator: Joe Mantegna Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Paul Madriani Series Release Date: July 2005 ISBN: 9780743551649
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Attorney Paul Madriani defends a soldier on trial for murder and unwittingly steps into a maze of secrets and lies that the government—and even his client—would rather leave undisturbed.

Madriani is faced with arcane ballistics evidence, a so-called “double tap”—two bullet wounds tightly grouped to a victim’s head, shots that can only be made by a crack marksman. Madriani’s client is an enigma, a career soldier who refuses to talk about his past. The victim was an alluring businesswoman and software tycoon whose empire catered to the military. The case’s most damning evidence is the weapon that killed her: a handgun used only in special operations where the double tap is the trademark of the most skilled assassins.

Madriani faces a wilderness of mirrors in a courtroom battle where every witness can hide behind national security, where information is power and digital information is absolute power. It is a war in which the scales of justice are being tipped by evasion, deceit, and murder. Finding the unvarnished truth has never been so elusive—or so dangerous.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Francine | 2/20/2014

    " If you like a really down and dirty, disturbing, upsetting, depressing story, this is the Martini you should choose. I love his Madriani thrillers, and this one made me almost sick. Plus I didn't like the ending! Sheesh! SO disappointing. Hope this is not a new trend. I hear it is, unfortunately, for one of my formerly favorite authors in the legal thriller genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shauna | 2/17/2014

    " Better then the jury. Good book to bust your boredom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adith | 2/14/2014

    " Sudah lama gak bacacerita ttg pengacara pengadilan sidang menyidang spt ini....Dan buku ini membangkitkan kembali seleraku...I did enjoy reading! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat Murray | 2/14/2014

    " Take an ex-Black Op soldier now working as a security guard for a rich, beautiful software computer company whose major contract is with the Federal Government and you have the making of a good novel. The security guards special skill learned in the military becomes the center focus of this murder trial. Can his skilled defense team clear him? Read it as fast as you can to get to the two twists you have not even considered. Mr. Martini did another entertaining job. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 2/12/2014

    " If you enjoy legal thrillers this one is super! This is a new author to me and I will be combing used book stores for others by him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ricci | 1/25/2014

    " Liked, but a little slow in the beginning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie Stoll | 1/24/2014

    " I am new to this author. I enjoyed this book. I have a few other titles by this author that I am looking forward to reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ferne | 1/22/2014

    " An incredible read! I can't believe it took me so long to read this title. It's a 2005 copyright that could still be "today's topic" in so many ways. If you missed it too, don't wait any longer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sahar | 1/20/2014

    " Although it's a good read, reading few books of the same author, especially with the same characters, becomes predictable and kind of boring. Avoid reading in close succession. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deanna Hansen | 1/8/2014

    " As a Steve Martini fan, I was disappointed at the pace of the story. It seemed to drag; but wanting to know who was the actual killer, kept me listening. As always, Martini answers all the reader's questions and ties the story up in a satisfying way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacie | 1/1/2014

    " Took me a long time to read this one. Good, but all the legalise took sometime to understand and read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty | 12/24/2013

    " Suspense and who dunnit book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 12/9/2013

    " I thought this was one of the better books in Steve Martini's Paul Madriani series. This book included some great courtroom action as well as a surprise ending. . .well, I was surprised. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joni | 12/8/2013

    " Woman killed ownes company selling software to military, accused is ex-military, special ops,E88 who worked for her as personal security - who framed him? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 11/28/2013

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 4.5 stars "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 11/24/2013

    " I wanted a legal thriller - and this is exactly what I got. Not too many twists and turns and characters, which was perfect for someone like me who only gets to read a page or two at a time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 9/7/2013

    " Courtroom drama with a mystery attached. A very good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sgilbert | 3/19/2013

    " this was a very quick read and a great mystery with several twists. I appreciated the way Martini sucked you in right away, without some of the usualy boring intros that other books tend to have... I need to read something else by him soon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Delaine Dills | 12/24/2012

    " Good book with a good plot! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dianne | 12/6/2012

    " Better than I thought it was going to be. A little more descriptive than I care for in this type of novel but it was worth the read for light reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gail | 11/17/2012

    " Slow ...ending was interesting "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 11/16/2012

    " I read this while at the beach for a week. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pa | 8/3/2012

    " A better than average courtroom/mystery novel. Another 'adventure' with the lawyer Paul Madriani. Good character development and some interesting plot twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Opa | 7/31/2012

    " Another good lawyer book. Intriguing court action. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Skye | 5/9/2012

    " A good, easy read when I didn't have anything else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christel | 2/27/2012

    " Really liked this one:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debby | 2/11/2012

    " Always enjoy Martini...this one won't disappoint for a light suspense ride but predictable ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee Price | 1/9/2012

    " This book was a slow starter, I was half way through the book before I got interested. I'm glad I stayed with it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebekkila | 12/7/2011

    " I am always on the lookout for more thriller writers and I am quite impressed with him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 11/7/2011

    " OK. Wrapped up sort of abruptly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amoreena Petersen | 9/4/2011

    " This book was much better than the last. Kept my interest and kept me wanting to read all the way to the end to find out what really happened. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michèle | 5/20/2011

    " Witty descriptions, sometimes outright funny exchanges, a Court drama and suspense.
    Told in first person by a plausible middle-aged attorney, a very likeable sleuth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 3/6/2011

    " Although some parts of the book were a tad boring, I enjoyed the story overall. When I came up to the final chapters I was still trying to figure out the ending; although there's some clues in the book, they just weren't that obvious. Good storyline, good twists, good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 2/25/2011

    " I am new to this author. I enjoyed this book. I have a few other titles by this author that I am looking forward to reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chuck | 2/10/2011

    " Excellent! I don't think you'll see the ending coming - a true surprise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebekkila | 1/27/2011

    " I am always on the lookout for more thriller writers and I am quite impressed with him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/3/2011

    " My first ever Steve Martini novel. Liked the writing-style and wit. It made me want to read more in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rizki | 12/13/2010

    " Complicated Story. First time to read, I feel like in the story. About the figure, they have personal characteristic that different personality. Like Madelyn Chapman, etc.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adith | 11/24/2010

    " Sudah lama gak bacacerita ttg pengacara pengadilan sidang menyidang spt ini....Dan buku ini membangkitkan kembali seleraku...I did enjoy reading! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pa | 9/28/2010

    " A better than average courtroom/mystery novel. Another 'adventure' with the lawyer Paul Madriani. Good character development and some interesting plot twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sahar | 9/15/2010

    " Although it's a good read, reading few books of the same author, especially with the same characters, becomes predictable and kind of boring. Avoid reading in close succession. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacie | 7/19/2010

    " Took me a long time to read this one. Good, but all the legalise took sometime to understand and read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Skye | 7/1/2010

    " A good, easy read when I didn't have anything else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 6/27/2010

    " good book. i like Martini's books. "

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